We are delighted to announce an exceptional line-up of speakers at the next in-person event of our Lausanne Chapter on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at 18.30 CEST.
If you are interested in hearing from a panel of incredible Irish women in addition to connecting with other Irish professionals living and/or working in Switzerland then this event is for you!
This event is being held in the Maison de la Femme, Lausanne, a truly emblematic place for women and their fight for equality in Switzerland. The house is home to many different associations, and contains the Simone Chapuis- Bishoff Women’s library.
Participants will gain insights into the different avenues Irish women have taken in the Swiss world of Music, Journalism, Politics, Business, Health, Academia and Education.
The evening will start with introductions from each of our speakers, after which participants will be welcome to join an open and lively discussion moderated by Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, Vice President and Romande Chapter Lead of IBN Switzerland, followed by a networking reception.
Our distinguished panel:
Ciara Bergin, Deputy Director, Fondation Asile des Aveugles, Jules Gonin Ophthalmic Hospital, Lausanne
Josephine Byrne Garelli, Politician, Deputy Vaud Cantonal Parliament
Lorraine Niesink, International Marketing Director for Pelvic Health & Gastric Therapies, Medtronic
Clare O’Dea, Journalist and author of The Naked Swiss, The Naked Irish and Voting Day
Catherine Rhatigan, Harpist, Composer and Director of Historically Informed Performances
Cathy Rime, Project Leader, Respect for Diversity
Aileen Somers-Ionescu, Executive Director at Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
With the participation and showing of the works of Avril Wright, Painter
When: Tuesday 30th May 2023, 18.30 – 21.30 CEST
Where: Maison de la Femme, Avenue Eglantine 6, 1006 Lausanne
RSVP by: Friday 26th May, 2023
Fee: 25 CHF. The event is also kindly supported by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.
Places are limited. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed on receipt of payment of fees. Once the event is full, names will be added to a waiting list. Once places are confirmed, fees will only be reimbursed in case of cancellation if your place is filled by someone from the waiting list. Fees will not be reimbursed for any cancellations notified after 18.00 on Monday 28th May 2023.